Novozymes Makes Climate Action ‘A List’

Posted December 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

TRSA associate member Novozymes, Bagsvaerd, Denmark, recently was recognized by the CDP, an international nonprofit group overseeing the world’s leading carbon-disclosure system, as part of the group’s “A list” of companies working to save energy, while controlling emissions of CO2, according to a news release.

“Apart from being honored to once again be recognized as a global leader on climate action, we are also extremely thrilled to see that business is making a substantial effort to transit to a low-carbon world,” said Claus Stig Petersen, head of corporate sustainability for Novozymes. He noted that the recent Paris Agreement on climate change and the United Nation’s adoption of Sustainable Development Goals are providing a “new compass” to businesses seeking to enhance their environmental performance.

He added that pursuing conservation – Novozymes cut its own emissions by 7% in 2015 while pursuing 40 different energy-saving and process-optimization projects – can help companies achieve growth as well as environmental progress.  “It is exciting to witness the ongoing shift in the role of business as it realizes that some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, also represent some of the biggest future business opportunities,” he said. Click here for details.